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Osama, Geelanis and Kashmiri Pandits….

Posted in JAMMU & KASHMIR, kashmir by Sandeep on May 10, 2011

Around thirteen years back, My friend who was my classmate met me after a gap of year or so in Bangalore, a  self confessed moderate Muslim from Kashmir Valley . He was feeling ebullient because he could feel the absence of Fear and uncertainty which has become synonym with Kashmir since last 21 years. There was a visible change in his physical appearance and he was looking weak , his face had lost that healthy pinkish tinge which was found ubiquitously  on the face of Kashmiris-whether Hindus or Muslims. I  asked him the reason for his cadaverous looks and he said,” I was picked by the Police in Kashmir for being  hand in glove with the terrorists and I was beaten mercilessly and  even some of my bones were cracked”, I asked sympathetically ,” Is that True?” He said,” No, I was framed by a former terrorist who has now become an informer”.

We had a good time together until the word “TALIBAN” popped up in the discussion. Taliban was new at that time and I had no interest in another Extremist Muslim Group operating in Afghanistan. But my friend bubbled with joy at the name of Taliban and said,” Taliban is doing good work in Afghanistan, they are adhering to the tenets of Islam and I pray to Allah that their ideology spread to every part especially Kashmir.” I thought he calls himself moderate,yet he is visibly exited about “Talibanis” and got lost for a while thinking of those who  don’t call themselves moderates!!!

Yesterday Prime Minister of Pakistan Yusuf Raza Geelani came out with clarification for the first time after the death of Osama Bin Laden who was hunted down by the American navy seals in the Backyard of Military establishment of Abbotabad in Pakistan . Pakistan just got “exposed” and It was sheer shame and a slap on the face of Pakistan, Many wrote that Pakistan’s golden Goose is Dead. No longer can they extract  Billions of Dollars from U.S.A ,the way they used to, on the name of Osama Bin Laden.

Prime Minister Geelani flayed Al-Qiada with some strong words but Tactically omitted out the other Devil namely the Taliban. It is widely believed that Taliban is the creation of Pakistan’s  I.S.I  and whole world knows the relation of Al-Qiada with Taliban.The terminologies or names such as Jamat-ul-dawa, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen or Taliban may sound different but they are just the different facets of the same epidemic which has killed tens of thousands of innocent people and ISI has been supporting these groups for a long time now. The whole episode of “Laden” made it evident the role of I.S.I in giving shelter and other strategic tools to Osama Bin laden and thereby Al-Qiada.The other Islamic extremist groups are safe in Pakistan as long as they don’t challenge directly U.S.A the way Al-Qiada did.The role of Pakistan as the center of Islamic terrorism as well as outsourcing of terrorism on the name of Islam has become crystal clear…

Meanwhile Another Talib of Kashmir, Syed Ali Shah Geelani  lead the funeral prayers for the most wanted Terrorist of World and declared him a “Martyr” an Hero of Islamic world and said at the same time,” Kashmir is not a battle of religions”. If it is not the battle of religions then why on Earth did he led the funeral procession of a man from Middle east!! …By the way he has scored a point by restricting the duration of Amarnath  Yatra to 15 days which was previously extended to one month.

Ethnic cleansing of Minorities is widely prevalent in every Country where Islam is A Major religion. Taslima Nasreen’s Book  “Lajja” which was written in the Backdrop of Babri Masjid demolition has captured the mind and Mood of Islamic zealots Photographically. I had read that Book long time back and I still remember the names of the protagonists family  like suranjan, Sudhamoy, Kironmoyee and Maya, while Maya does,nt come back to his family and It is presumed that she has changed her faith to Islam in order to live, the other three at the end flee to India in order to survive. Isn’t it the same thing which happened to Kashmiri Pandits, we left our homes and properties too in order to live. We left our everything in order to escape  the Bloody ideology of Islamic fundamentalists, which had long time back left us with two choices-convert and embrace Islam  or Die. At the time of our exodus there was nothing like Babri Demolition, or any other Hindu-Muslim riot in India but still,  Kashmiri Pandits were ousted because they happened  to follow a different faith.

Kashmiri Pandits-the victims of Jihad ,know very well the devious designs of fundamentalists and separatists. The Crocodile tears of Former terrorists and separatists has little effect on us. They may act to be friendly  and laugh with KP’s but their laughter is like the laughter of Hyennas-Deceptive ,cunning and dangerous for the lives of K.p’s.

Is their a civil society of Kashmiri Muslims who have ever raised their voices in support of K.p’s? the answer is “NO”. There are some moderates, but what is the use of those moderates who like the three monkeys of Gandiji-see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil whenever it is a question of Kashmiri Pandits. But when it comes to the Human right issues of Kashmiri Muslims, suddenly from             Gandhiji’s Monkeys they transform into torn out loudspeakers and cry and scream for the violations.

The mainstream political parties are to some extent better than the separatists but till now there has been no sincerity, synergy and cohesiveness in their words and actions. Their lip service underline their unctuousness and their political interests  and more so over they have to water the garden of their vote bank .

Since last 21 years time has stood still from the KP perspective, Kashmir –The land of our ancestors  is still far, our deserted homes tell the story of our forced exodus, our depilated temples tell the story of the battle of our faith, The lakes and mountains of Kashmir silently recognize us as their own but cannot utter a word and those who have the power of speech have never spoken for us. we may go to visit Kashmir as many of us do But none, not even those who are working there under PM employment package can call it “SWEET HOME”…..not under the present circumstances……..

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  1. KOTA said, on May 10, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I have not read Lajja, but I have met people from Bangladesh who happened to be Hindus and they were subjected to various tortures and humiliations..Kashmir problem is simply a war of Religion and nothing more…Is there a single Muslim country who are a true democracy or true seculars!!! no I don’t think so…

  2. Dear Sir,
    I have seen the domestic turmoil very closely as I was in the thick of battles in the valley. Even today I feel that KP youth could have taken the inititive to raise a resistnt group to fight for their rights nd also helped the forces which lacked the knowledge of local lingo and intelligence inputs. In manipur, there are examples to establish what I say. our forces have been fighting directionless war since Dec,1989 and sacrificed their lives for the cause. When are you going to rise ?

    • Manish Zijoo said, on May 13, 2011 at 10:10 am

      Dear Vimal Mohan Ji
      We the Kashmiri Pandit Youth are ready to do anything to sava our Kashmir.Can we have your guidance.

      Manish Zijoo

      • Dear Manish ji,
        I take pride in referring KPs as one of the most intelligent community in the world. i recollect, while we were questioning one of the top Kashmir militant; we asked him,” how would you run the govt if you re made Chief minister/prime of independent Kashmir”? He said,” I will appoint Kashmiri pandits as my advisers and cabinet special ministers who would do the job”. I don’t think you guys need to be taught; teaching you all would amount to teaching swimming to a fish. It is only Kashmir, where there had been no regional resistance groups to fight the militants. We have so many capable KP officers who did excellent job in Kashmir from whom you can have the benefit of advise. you will appreciate this is not the right forum to talk on the subject. You may speak to Mr. Brij Nath Kabu, Ex-IG BSF, Mob No-09829149196. however, I am open to the subject, you have my number on my e-mail. Rgds.

  3. Manish Zijoo said, on May 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Dear Vimal Mohan Ji

    Thanks for your reply.
    Soon we will discuss the things on mail and Phone


  4. KOTA said, on May 16, 2011 at 10:07 am


    In an apparent fall-out of holding funeral prayers for Osama bin Laden [ Images ], an European Union delegation snubbed hard-line Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani [ Images ] by cancelling a scheduled meeting.

    “A meeting was initially planned for May 14 with Syed Ali Shah Geelani, but given the latest events, the EU delegation considers it inopportune to hold the meeting,” a statement from the delegation said.

    Although the EU delegation, which has met a cross-section of leaders during their four day stay in Kashmir, did not given any reason for the cancellation of the meeting, it is widely believed that the funeral prayers held by Geelani on May 6 for bin Laden had put off the plans of the visitors.

    It also called off a meeting with members of the Kashmir Bar Association. The funeral prayers for the Al Qaeda [ Images ] chief, who was killed in an operation by US Navy SEALs in Pakistan on May 2, evoked a muted response.

    Geelani and the Bar Association were the only groups which organised and participated in it.

    Reacting to the delegation’s decision, the Geelani faction of the Hurriyat said “by staying away, they have dishonoured the will of majority of Kashmiris”.

    “We have made it clear that we can have difference with the ways of Osama, but disrespecting his body was a grave human rights violation. We were expecting that the EU, which claims to be a champion of human rights, would also raise its voice against this shameful incident,” Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said.

    An office bearer of the Bar Association said the meeting with the EU delegation was cancelled by the visitors at the last moment.

    “The members of the visiting delegation are supposed to be on fact finding mission to Jammu and Kashmir [ Images ] but either the delegation members are not being allowed to meet the relevant and concerned sections of the society or they do not want to know the truth about the ground situation here,” General Secretary of the Association Ghulam Nabi Shaheen said.

    The Bar Association has dispatched a memorandum to European Union High Representative and vice president of its delegation to India [ Images ] to convey their displeasure over calling off their meet and to seek their intervention in resolution of the Kashmir issue.

    The EU delegation led by the Union’s Ambassador to India Danielle Smajda has met Governor N N Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah [ Images ], People’s Demcoratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti, Pradesh Congress Committee chief Saifuddin Soz, Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik among others.

  5. admin said, on May 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Good move on part of EU delegation….India is nation of more than 1.20 billion people and most of its citizens believe in respect of each other’s religion especially Hindus who constitute more than 80% of the population of India.In India we have people who are adherents of communism ,socialism etc, and not to forget Democracy-the core of Indian Ethos. Minuscule population of not even0.5% won’t and shouldn’t be allowed to disturb the secular fabric of India and that too on the name of religion……..

  6. Amarnath Helicopter Tour said, on May 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) has said the registration for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage would begin from 10th May

  7. admin said, on May 23, 2011 at 11:52 am

    May be they will demand for some kind of quota/restriction very soon.Let the actual Amarnath Pilgrimage begin this year and that will be the time when we will hear new demands from The pakistan backed Hurriyat….

  8. Pandit said, on February 25, 2012 at 1:46 am

    I am deeply sad by ur story. Since i have read ur first blog, all i can do is think about KP and is there anything which we as an Indian can do to help u.. I really wish u KP’s get ur homes back. U gain back ur dignity n respect in ur hometown. I am sure lord krishnaji will do justice to u all..
    I wonder in our country where so much of hue n cry is made for demolition of babri masjid, gujarat riots; why is it tat 1990 kashmir riots are not ever talked about? how come abdullah who did nothing to maintain the law n order in the state still is the CM of JK?
    I hope n pray u all KP get ur homes back…

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